Difficult Loves Setting & Symbolism

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World War II, appears in Wartime Stories

World War II ravaged Europe, displacing many people, so that there were refugees moving from place to place and it was hard to get food. Many of the stories show how armies, whether local or foreign, tended to victimize the people who lived near battles.

The Enchanted Garden, appears in Riviera Stories, The Enchanted Garden

While playing one day, Giovannino and Serenella find a huge, well-cared-for garden, with a pool and a ping-pong table. It belongs to a boy who can not appreciate his wealth.

Libereso's Garden, appears in Riviera Stories, Adam, One Afternoon

Libereso is the assistant gardener at a large estate. The garden is filled with all sorts of animals, which Libereso likes to catch.

The Hermit's House, appears in Riviera Stories, The House of the Beehives

A hermit lives in a house with beehives in front, and he...

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